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Manmohan Singh visits Hyderabad bomb blast sites, victims in hospital

Hyderabad, Feb 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today visited Dilsukh Nagar blast site in Hyderabad and some of the injured who are being treated at private hospitals at Malakpet area nearby.

He enquired about the health condition of the injured from the duty doctors.

Talking to reporters outside a hospital, Dr. Singh assured all necessary help to the families of blast victims and injured.

“I pray for the speedy recovery of those who are injured.. I would also like to extend my condolences to the families of the bereaved. Centre has assured Andhra Pradesh government of maximum support. I appeal to the people to maintain calm…”, he said.

Earlier, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and DGP Dinesh Reddy who accompanied Dr. Singh, briefed him about the incident.

Dr. Singh spent about five minutes at the blast site.

Dr Singh has already sanctioned two lakh rupees each to next of kin of those killed in the blasts and 50,000 rupees each to those seriously injured, from the PM’s Relief Fund.

The death toll in the twin blasts in the city mounted to 16 on Friday with two more persons succumbing to their injuries in a hospital. As many as 119 people sustained injuries in the twin blasts.

Two powerful near simultaneous blasts had ripped through a crowded area close to a cluster of bus stands in Dilsukhnagar area on Thursday.

The blasts triggered by Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) tied to two bicycles took place at two sites 100 metres apart outside a roadside eatery near Konark and Venkatadiri theatres in the area located on the Hyderabad-Vijaywada national highway in Cyberabad police limits. (ANI)